This is going to be hard to believe but it officially snowed in Michigan Friday so I decided I had better start making myself some fingerless gloves. I love to wear them while I’m working on the computer, my hands are always so cold. I have priced them and not willing to pay $85 for a pair so I decided to make my own. They can be made in less than 20 minutes for under $3. Now that sounds like a much better price, right? I started with a GW, Anne Klein Cashmere sweater, that’s where the $3 came in, and cashmere will last forever and always look nice so I couldn’t go wrong. A few minutes of my time, and I’m a happy camper.
Below are the instructions on how I made the fingerless gloves. You don’t have to be a whiz at the sewing machine to make these, they’re super easy and fast to make. They would make great Christmas gifts, and they’re a little addictive once you start making them it’s hard to stop.
Step #1 – Find an old sweater or grab one from GW.
Step #2 – Cut the sleeves off just above above the elbows.
Step #3 – Turn sleeves inside out and stitch the inside seam according to your arm size. I like mine to fit snug so they stay up. I just slipped them on and eyeballed how tight to make them. There’s no wrong way.
Step #4 – While inside out sew a seam around the raw edge at what is now the top of your gloves, put them on and cut a small slit to accommodate your thumb, stitch by hand the thumb hole.
Now put them on and look super cute. Another way to wear them is scrunched at the wrist. If you have something bulky on this looks great and also fits better than stretching the gloves over a bulky sweater. A big Thank You to my model Britney, she volunteered to pose for me, and did a wonderful job.